2664 Shasta, Berkeley

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This intriguing Berkeley home is one of a trio of structures built as a small community on the edge of Glendale-La Loma Park in the early 20s. It is a fairly late example of the rough-hewn Swiss chalet style that Bernard Maybeck was best known for early in his career. By the 20s, Maybeck’s homes had begun to move more and more in a period revival direction, but these three homes built by Daniel Gibb clearly hearken back to the time before the Berkeley firestorm of 1923. They are wonderfully rustic with large hand-adzed beams and a simplicity of design that would have made Charles Keeler proud.

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